Milk beneficially provides calcium for growing bones in children and adolescents. Skim milk is the most heart-healthy because most of the triglycerides and saturated fat has been removed. Milk does, however, contain significant amounts of the disaccharide lactose, which when broken down in the small intestine, the galactose and glucose components are absorbed and are the source of milk's calories.
The following table will demonstrate that large amounts of ingested milk is not commensurate with successful dieting or maintenance of weight loss.
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